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The Murderer\'s Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery #6)
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The Murderer's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery #6)

By Frazer, Margaret

New York: Berkley Prime Crime. Near Fine. 1996. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 0425154068 . Spine slanted, somewhat creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Owner's name on front end paper. A nice copy. ; Paperback original, first printing. ; Sister Frevisse; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 230 pages; Number 6 in the Sister Frevisse Medieval mystery series. "Leaving St. Frideswide on pilgrimage was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse - as was her errand along the way at Minster Lovell. But Frevisse's stay at the minster turned deadly when murder visited the quiet manor. Guest Lionel Knyvet was afflicted with a dreadful disease - and during one of his violent fits, an innocent person lost his life. Most of the household assumed that Lionel killed the man. But Frevisse knew too much about murder to be easily fooled." .

$25.00

Murder for Christmas
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Murder for Christmas

By Godfrey, Thomas (editor); Marsh, Ngaio; Bowen, Marjorie; Chekhov, Anton; Hoch, Edward; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Dickson, Carter; Kendrick, Baynard; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Runyon, Damon; Sayers, Dorothy; De La Torre, Lillian; Stout, Rex; Lewis, DB Wyndham

New York: Avenel. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0517690403 . Red boards with silver lettering, 465 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, a little edge wear. An attractive copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 465 pages; Illustrated with cartoons by Gahan Wilson. "Another perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has everything -- and plans to leave it to you. It's been said that Christmas brings out the best in everyone. This is certainly true of mystery writers, who seem to have been inspired to their best work by the holiday season. "Come and celebrate. Burn a Yule log with a gang of master detectives: the likes of Nero Wolfe (Christmas Party) , Roderick Alleyn (Death on the Air) , and Lord Peter Wimsey (The Necklace of Pearls). Share a criminous laugh with Woody Allen and Damon Runyon. And enjoy some surprise appearances by O. Henry, Anton Chekov, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Within these covers are stories for every nasty taste: tales of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and espionage. They'll help to make the season bright. "Merry Christmas. And God help us, every one. " .

$9.95

Candy Cane Murder
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Candy Cane Murder

By Fluke, Joanne; Levine, Laura; Meier, Leslie

New York: Kensington Books. Very Good. 2007. Fifth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0758221991 . Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A bright, fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Postcard type insert tipped into center of book that features a recipe for Candy Cane Bar Cookies, and an invitation to submit your favorite recipe for a Hannah Swenson mystery. Also includes a number of holiday recipes. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 429 pages; " 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit ... Candy Cane Murder (Joanne Fluke) : " When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swenson sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. " The Dangers of Candy Canes (Laura Levine) : " A wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it's up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbors with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer ... " Candy Canes of Christmas Past (Leslie Meier) : " Lucy Stone must learn the mystery of a glass candy cane that was found smashed to bits by a corpse's body to unlock the door of Christmas past - and find a killer who got away with murder. " .

$4.25

No Holiday for Crime (Luis Mendoza Mystery)
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No Holiday for Crime (Luis Mendoza Mystery)

By Shannon, Dell

New York: William Morrow. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1973. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Red boards with black lettering, spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, some edge wear and a little chipping especial at top and base of spine, a couple of mostly closed tears along bottom of jacket. Overall a nice copy. ; Luis Mendoza; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 185 pages; "'Twas the night before Christmas and all through Los Angeles creatures were stirring - stirring, in this instance, an outsized brew of nefarious deeds. " Now that Robbery had been absorbed by Homicide, Lt. Luis Mendoza and his able few in the Lost Angeles Police Department were saddled with liquor-store hijackings and bank, home and chain-store robberies, as well as the usual space of murders - topped this joyous season by a singularly baffling case. " As Mendoza reported to his good wife Alison above the din of twins, cats, Cedric the sheepdog, and the unwelcome mockingbird, 'There is no holiday from crime, amante, but who the hell would kill a young, devout Mormon on her way home during a one-hour stopover in L. A. ? " .

$7.95

Mystery of the Dead Police
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Mystery of the Dead Police

By MacDonald, Philip

New York: Pocket Books. Good+. 1940. 1st American Paperback. Mass Market paperback. Scuffing along spine plus about a 2" chip to top of spine. Some edge wear, covers a bit creased and the laminate is mostly gone. Owner's name and address on front end paper with his name written on the verso. Text block is clean and unmarked. Overall a nice copy. ; Pocket Books # 70, first American paperback printing. This book was originally published in 1933 as X v. Rex under the pseudonym of Martin Porlock. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 252 pages; "Over London hung the menace of a ruthless killer whose victims were the police. Scotland Yard was helpless. "Somewhere in London was a man with a bitter, undying hatred of the police, and all the skill of Scotland Yard was not enough to trace him. Again and again he struck, until London was in a ferment, the newspapers had seized on the killings, questions were asked in the House, the military threatened to take over the police authority. But the murders went on, hysteria gripped London, and the Yard was given seventy-two hours to find the killer - or give over to the army. With the deadline drawing closer, Sir Christopher Vayle, the great motor racer, and the mysterious Mr. Revel, planned a final desperate trap for the murderer who left no clues whatsoever behind him. "What that astonishing trap was we'll leave you to find out for yourself. It is only one of the ingenious and startling ideas in one of the most brilliant books Philip MacDonald has ever written. " .

$8.25

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)
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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Mysterious Press. Very Good. 2002. First Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0445406488 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Owner's inscrip. On title page. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Mysterious Press second reissue edition, 2002. Second in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress - coupled with a promising archeological site - demands their immediate presence in Egypt. "The damsel is Lady Baskerville, and the site is a tomb in Luxor recently discovered by Sir Henry Baskerville - who promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids immediately scream 'The Curse of the Pharaohs! ' "Amelia and Radcliffe arrive to find the camp in disarray, the workers terrified, and a most eccentric group of guests. A ghost even appears. "This is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Never one to deny others the benefit of her advice and example, the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos and herself that much closer to danger. How Amelia triumphs over the forces of evil - and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities - makes for a delightfully spirited adventure. " .

$6.85

The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits
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The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Tor. Good+. 1989. Third Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0812507738 . Ex-library with no stamps but a sticker on back cover. Spine a bit slanted, slight creasing, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A little chipping and small tears at base of spine. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Ex-Library; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 247 pages; " The pyramids of Mexico City's Walk of the Dead towered above and around Carol Farley, their beauty shrouded in the terror they suddenly held for the young American. "It began as Carol's Christmas vacation ended: an envelope waiting for her in her room, an anonymously sent piece of mail with a newspaper clipping in it. Blurred, but still recognizable, was a picture of her father. It was the first time in years that Carol could be certain he was alive. " And because he was, Carol Farley went to Mexico. And because she went to Mexico . . . " .

$5.25

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)
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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Mysterious Press. Very Good. 1992. Tenth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0445406488 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Second in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress - coupled with a promising archeological site - demands their immediate presence in Egypt. "The damsel is Lady Baskerville, and the site is a tomb in Luxor recently discovered by Sir Henry Baskerville - who promptly died under bizarre circumstances. The tabloids immediately scream 'The Curse of the Pharaohs! ' "Amelia and Radcliffe arrive to find the camp in disarray, the workers terrified, and a most eccentric group of guests. A ghost even appears. "This is not at all what Amelia considers an atmosphere conducive to scientific discovery. Never one to deny others the benefit of her advice and example, the indomitable Victorian sets about bringing order to chaos and herself that much closer to danger. How Amelia triumphs over the forces of evil - and those who would stand between her and her beloved antiquities - makes for a delightfully spirited adventure. " .

$7.50

The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)
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The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Warner Books. Good+. 1992. Fifth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0446363383 . Spine somewhat creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A solid copy. ; Sixth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 430 pages; "The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive. Neither Amelia nor Emerson believe the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now, deep in Nubia's vast wasteland, they discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback) ... And survival depends on Amelia's solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and revenge. " .

$5.95

The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)
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The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Warner Books. Very Good-. 1992. Thirteenth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0446363383 . Spine a bit creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. A nice copy. ; Sixth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 430 pages; "The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive. Neither Amelia nor Emerson believe the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now, deep in Nubia's vast wasteland, they discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback) ... And survival depends on Amelia's solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and revenge. " .

$6.50

Slay Bells (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #14)
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Slay Bells (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #14)

By Kingsbury, Kate

New York: Berkley Prime Crime. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2006. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0739476718 . Black boards with gold lettering, 291 pp, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. ; 14th in the Pennyfoot Hotel mystery series. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 291 pages; "In the spirit of the season, Cecily Sinclair Baxter opens the doors of the Pennyfoot Hotel to host a holiday party where the children of Badgers End can meet Father Christmas. Unfortunately, the jolly old man fails to appear. Worse still, instead of a sack full of toys, he's left behind one of his helpers - a dead footman, who's apparently fallen off the roof. "The footman was in the service of Sid Porter, a notorious village drunkard who assumed the role of St. Nicholas when the first choice fell ill. All suspect Sid was involved in the footman's death - until his Father Christmas-clothed corpse is found with a knife wound in his chest. "What appears to be an open and shut case - the footman stabbed Sid before tumbling off the roof - bothers Cecily, though, because the murder weapon was never recovered. And since no one has left the hotel since the crimie, she's making a list of suspects and checking it twice ... " .

$12.50

Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #16)
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Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #16)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: William Morrow. Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0066214718 . Ex-library with stamp on front pastedown and pocket on back end paper. Corner bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, does not appear to have been taped, a little edge wear. Overall, a nice copy. ; Sixteenth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; Ex-Library; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾" Tall; 399 pages; "A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the 'missing years' - 1907-1908 - shedding new light on an already exceptional career, a remarkable family ... And an unexpected terror. " Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrive. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide. " Driven by loyalty - and a fear that the evil forces opposing Tarek's rule will now exploit the royal her's grave illness - the family sets off in secret for the land time forgot - a mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. Braving the treacherous desert climate on a trek fraught with danger at every turning, guided only by a crumbling map, the Emersons are unaware that deception is leading them onward into a nest of vipers - where a dreadful fate may await. " .

$10.00

Mystery for Christmas
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Mystery for Christmas

By Dalby, Richard (editor)

New York: Gallery Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. Hardcover. 0831762942 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart protective wrap, a little edge wear and rubbing. A bright, attractive copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 292 pages; "Ghosts, murder, strange disappearances, , and journeys through time. Every conceivable type of mystery can be found within the pages of Mystery for Christmas, with one thing in common: they all take place during the short days and dark nights, the festivities and tensions, of the Christmas season. Mystery can take many different forms-as the stories in this intriguing collection prove. " Writers have long been inspired by this season of peace and goodwill to tell tales of murder, mystery and the supernatural, and the stories in this collection range from work by classic nineteenth-century writers such as Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to popular contemporary writers like Muriel Spark and H. R. F. Keating. Several of the stories have been written especially for this volume. " .

$10.75

Mystery for Christmas and Other Stories
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Mystery for Christmas and Other Stories

By Manson, Cynthia (editor)

New York: Signet. Good+. 1990. 1st Paperback printing. Mass Market paperback. 0451169093 . Spine slightly slanted, creased, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease, letters in colored marker on front end paper. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Overall, a nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 244 pages; "XMAS marks the plot. Twelve Christmas mysteries - gift wrapped in entertainment and suspense - ready to take home for the holidays in this delightful collection selected from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Includes stories by Margery Allingham, Rex Stout, John D. MacDonald, Patricia Moyes, Anthony Boucher, Herbert Resnicow, Thomas Adcock, George Baxt, Malcolm McClintick, Linda Haldeman, James Powell, and Tom Tolnay. .

$4.95

The Falcon At the Portal (Amelia Peabody Mystery #11)
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The Falcon At the Portal (Amelia Peabody Mystery #11)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Avon. Very Good-. 2000. Eighth Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0812507649 . Spine a bit creased, corners worn, minor edge wear. Overall a nice copy. ; Eleventh in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 450 pages; " Amelia and family have arrived in Egypt for the 1911 archaeological season. But trouble finds them immediately when their young friend David is accused of selling ancient artifacts. While Amelia and company try to expose the real culprit, the body of an American is found at the bottom of their excavation shaft and a child of mysterious antecedents sparks a crisis that threatens to tear the family apart. Amelia brings her brilliant powers of deduction to bear, but someone is shooting bullets at her - and coming awfully close! " .

$3.95

Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody Mystery #4)
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Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody Mystery #4)

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Tor. Very Good. 1987. Second Printing. Mass Market paperback. 0812507649 . Corners bumped, a little edge wear, light reading crease. An attractive copy. ; Fourth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 310 pages; "The digging season of 1895-96 promised to be a wonderful one: Amelia Peabody, her irascible and doting husband Emerson, and their hell-raising - and precocious - eight-year-old son Ramses were off to Egypt. And true to his word, Emerson was giving Amelia a pyramid (albeit a small one) of her own to excavate. The only shadow was the threat hurled by Amelia into the face of the Master Criminal, the man responsible for their near demise the last time they were in Egypt: 'I will hunt you down and put an end to your nefarious activities.' "The challenge is answered! As much as Sethos wants to deal in antiquities, as much as he will go to any length to reach his ends, there is something the Master Criminal wants more than riches. " Amelia Peabody! " .

$3.95

The Dead Sea Cipher
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The Dead Sea Cipher

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York, NY: Avon. Good+. 2001. 1st Avon Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0380731142 . Spine slanted, creased, corners worn, minor edge wear with a small tear along bottom edge. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 362 pages; " It was the start of a grand adventure in a land of antiquity, a rare opportunity to visit biblical places shrouded in mystery. But in a Jerusalem hotel room a world away from everything she knows, Dinah van der Lyn herars angry voices through the wall, followed by a crash and a brief cry in English . . . For help! The brutal shattering of an evening's stillness becomes a prelude to terror. Without warning, Dinah has been unwittingly pulled into something unholy transpiring in a sacred city, and she must find answers hidden in the shadows. And she must trust an enigmatic stranger as she races through ancient, twisting streets teeming with secrets and peril, a man who may be leading her to safety . . . Or to her doom. " .

$3.95

Duplicate Death
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Duplicate Death

By Heyer, Georgette

New York: Owl Books. Good+. 1985. 27th Edition; 1st Owl Printing. Mass Market Paperback. 0030032997 . Corners slightly chipping, a little edge wear and rubbing, some discoloration to top edge. A little rippling to first 3 or 4 pages. ; Bantam S5543, 233 pp. Reading copy. Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners creased and chipped, some edge wear and soiling, reading crease. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "That morning, Beulah bought the weapon. Before supper, she had spit out her hatred for the victim in poisonout - and public - words. And at the party, she was the last to see him alive. "They found him slumped in a chair - his handsome head lolling forward on his well-cut dinner jacket - his florid face hideously distored. A horrible death, observed the Inspector. But very simple for a young lady like Beulah to arrange . . . "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 191 pages; "Mrs. Haddington was best known for two things: her spirited games of duplicate bridge and her beautiful nineteen-year-old daughter, Cynthia, whom every bachelor in London seemed to be courting. But she soon became notorious for a more ominous reason: during one of her bridge evenings Dan Seaton-Carew, a rather rakish middle-aged man with whom Cynthia had recently been quite infatuated, had excused himself to make a telephone call in the study, where he was found strangled shortly thereafter. Then, when Mrs. Haddington herself was found strangled in the same spot several days later, the police realized that the game of duplicate bridge could now be called duplicate murder. " .

$7.25

The Toll-Gate
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The Toll-Gate

By Heyer, Georgette

New York: Harlequin Books. Good. 2005. 27th Edition; 1st Harlequin printing. Trade Paperback. 0373774125 . Corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing, some creasing to covers and spine. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; Special foreword by Christina Dodd. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The future of a reckless, adventure-loving captain of the Dragoons appeared both humdrum and tedious in those days when Waterloo was still a recent, glorious victory and also an end to the joys of soldiering. So handsome John Staple left the army to escape boredom and was immediately plunged into more exciting hazards than he had believed could possibly exist. Not only did he find himself quickly involved in perilous activies, but he was also surrounded by a host of varied and colorful personalities -- some more honest than others -- including a highwayman, a Bow Street runner, a hero-worshiping small boy, a bedridden squire, and beautiful, high-spirited Nell Stornaway, who is caught in a web of strange evil." .

$9.95

Date with Darkness (Dell Mapback)
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Date with Darkness (Dell Mapback)

By Hamilton, Donald

Very Good. 1950. 27th Edition. Mass Market paperback. Dell mapback 375, 240 pp, corners bumped, slight edge wear, light reading crease, crease across lower front corner. Some sunning and wear to spine, pages lightly tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Donald Hamilton's first novel, originally published by Rinehart in 1947. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 240 pages; " A young naval officer with too much curiosity and stubbornness for his own good follows a scared glamour girl to Maryland, and in a few excitement-packed hours learns more about violence and the imminence of death - not to mention love - than he had in his entire tour in the Navy. " .

$35.00

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